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When is the last time you worked on a project that was planned and
executed perfectly and where you met expectations in terms of budget,
deadline and product quality? Plus, you also had a cordial and
professional partnership with your clients. In other words - no problems
you are lucky, you might actually be able to think of a project that
could be a candidate - maybe even two. It is easy to forget that many
projects actually do complete successfully. Although probably no project
is absolutely perfect, there are many projects that are completed with a
minimal amount of problems and stress.
And then, of course, there are the “troubled” projects. These are the
ones that have significant problems such as the following.
The project is
trending 30% or more over its estimated budget
The project is
trending 30% or more over its estimated deadline (although this may
not be as important if the budget is not also over by 30% or more).
The project appears
within budget and schedule, but only by compromising on quality to
the point that the value and integrity of the deliverable are called
The client is
extremely dissatisfied with the performance of the project team. If
the client had to do it again, he or she would not use the same
The client -
project team relationship is dysfunctional. This could include
situations such as the sponsor losing interest in the success of the
project, major animosity between the project team and the client or
deliberate sabotage by one party to make the other party look bad.
Turning around a troubled project is never easy, but there are
techniques that will give you a good chance at “success”. (“Success” may
mean the achievement of a renegotiated set of budget, duration and
rescue service gives you the following deliverables.
Validation as to whether the project is actually in trouble.
If it is, we will tell you if minor corrective actions will
work or if a major intervention is needed.
analysis of the causes for the problems.
Turnaround Plan - our recommendations on what is required
for the project rescue.
Coaching and consulting services to help you implement the
Projects can go
off-track for a variety of reasons, including poor up-front estimating,
lack of planning, inadequate attention to workplan management, weak
scope change management, lack of risk reviews, etc. We
can assist in the rescue of troubled projects at your company. Contact
us before your project goes over the edge.